|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1875|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1945|
Joseph Edward Gordon, aged 69, who gave Latrobe its first moving picture theater, died at his home, 409 Chestnut St., last evening at 5:30 o'clock following a lingering illness.
He was an employee of the American Locomotive Co., for the the past 23 years. Prior to that time, the late Mr. Gordon operated a "tent moving picture" theater on the site where the present Masonic Building is located. Later he built the "Twilight Theater" which is now known as the Olympic Theater.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Carrie Gordon, he is survived by the following sons and daughters: Raymond and Melvin Gordon, both of Latrobe; Edward Gordon, with the armed forces located in New Mexico; Elwood Gordon, with the Seabees in the South Pacific; Mrs. R. J. Englaub, of Pittsburgh, and the Misses Dolly and Violet Gordon, both at home. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a step-mother, a step-brother and five step-sisters, also survive.
Friends will be received daily at the Hartman Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Caroline Nair Gordon (1879 - 1959)*
Edna M. Gordon Kepple (1901 - 1974)*
Joseph Melvin Gordon (1907 - 1995)*
Edward Francis Gordon (1913 - 1979)*
Violet Ruth Gordon (1915 - 1989)*
Created by: joezomby
Record added: Jun 23, 2013
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